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by Lootman
December 12th, 2018, 11:26 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: No-confidence vote predictions
Replies: 14
Views: 335

Re: No-confidence vote predictions

zico wrote: it seems everyone's a winner.

Labour - because Conservatives are embarrassing themselves before a disgruntled public.

Is there anyone here who actually believes that Corbyn would have handled the Brexit issue better?
by Lootman
December 12th, 2018, 9:39 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Now what's going to happen.
Replies: 76
Views: 1101

Re: Now what's going to happen.

That wasn't the question you asked. You're wriggling and being obtuse. So again: Who in your opinion would make a better PM than May in the current situation, from any party? You've forgotten your spotlight and theatrical array of dentistry equipment. You asked who I would like to see negotiate Bre...
by Lootman
December 12th, 2018, 9:34 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Now what's going to happen.
Replies: 76
Views: 1101

Re: Now what's going to happen.

That's not exactly what I said. If you cannot name a single leader who could do a better job then it follows that May is doing at least as good a job as is possible. That wasn't the question you asked. You're wriggling and being obtuse. So again: Who in your opinion would make a better PM than May ...
by Lootman
December 12th, 2018, 9:24 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Now what's going to happen.
Replies: 76
Views: 1101

Re: Now what's going to happen.

BobbyD wrote:
Lootman wrote:
BobbyD wrote:Noone.

OK, well if nobody is better than May in this role then she is doing well enough.

That's not exactly what I said.

If you cannot name a single leader who could do a better job then it follows that May is doing at least as good a job as is possible.
by Lootman
December 12th, 2018, 9:12 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Now what's going to happen.
Replies: 76
Views: 1101

Re: Now what's going to happen.

BobbyD wrote:
Lootman wrote:Your choice for a leader to navigate Brexit (from any party)?

Noone.

OK, well if nobody is better than May in this role then she is doing well enough.
by Lootman
December 12th, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Now what's going to happen.
Replies: 76
Views: 1101

Re: Now what's going to happen.

Changing your mind is not the same as breaking a promise. It's easy to criticise May, especially since she has a very difficult job here. Corbyn has made a career recently out of criticising May whilst offering no meaningful policy on Brexit. What is hard is to cite who could do a better job at thi...
by Lootman
December 12th, 2018, 8:08 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: † † † Buy Cheap Sockets and DIE! † † †
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: † † † Buy Cheap Sockets and DIE! † † †

In Japan, almost all sockets and outlets have just two pins. They quite simply don't have an earth connection at all. You do sometimes see 3-pin sockets in hotels but I believe that is to placate American visitors, who use the same plug/socket format, but do require grounding. So are Japanese applia...
by Lootman
December 12th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Now what's going to happen.
Replies: 76
Views: 1101

Re: Now what's going to happen.

Rumour is that in order to get through the vote with a reasonable majority, she is committing to stand down within the next 12 months, and therefore will not lead the Tories in to the next election. The only reason that wouldn't have been my go to play is that it would require her MP's to trust her...
by Lootman
December 12th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Probate, dealing with difficult sister
Replies: 34
Views: 3129

Re: Probate, dealing with difficult sister

Do you have a reference for this limit? it depends how you transfer the money. Most banks will have per diem limits on card and branch transactions, and faster payments usually tops out at 100K ( http://www.fasterpayments.org.uk/about-us/personal-transaction ) . There is always CHAPS of course, but...
by Lootman
December 12th, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Now what's going to happen.
Replies: 76
Views: 1101

Re: Now what's going to happen.

Just watching Politics Live and two Tories trying to deflect the blame onto Labour for not having a position - you couldn't make it up. I think it is a perfectly reasonable point to make that the only alternative party to the Tories have basically no policy on Brexit other than to endlessly whine f...
by Lootman
December 12th, 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Probate, dealing with difficult sister
Replies: 34
Views: 3129

Re: Probate, dealing with difficult sister

(Incidentally, I can see no reason why the account can't be operated online, but it's not worth arguing about). It may be that she is referring to the limit placed on transactions because of money laundering regulations (typically with some accounts you can only transfer £10,000 at a time). If the ...
by Lootman
December 11th, 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Enlightenment sought - GFRD
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Enlightenment sought - GFRD

The ability to short a share is dependent on the ability to borrow stock. That's usually not a problem for the bigger names, but could be in the case of less liquid issues. Also, a shorter has to cover the cost of any dividends. Assuming GFRD continues to actually pay out that high level of dividend...
by Lootman
December 11th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Who'd be Theresa?
Replies: 29
Views: 1059

Re: Who'd be Theresa?

I cannot think of another politician who would have made a better attempt at reconciling so many differing views. A plague on referenda! I agree with your assessment of May. She did the best job she could of finessing the two sets of extremists e.g. "hard no-deal Brexit at any cost" and &...
by Lootman
December 11th, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: Personal Assets v Capital Gearing v RICA?
Replies: 63
Views: 4735

Re: Personal Assets v Capital Gearing v RICA?

Yes, RICA is looking distinctly wobbly (for a so-called capital preservation IT). Recovered a bit from its big fall, but by no means back to where it was. Anyone know how the NAV is performing , rather than the share price? Could be a buying opportunity if a discount develops. Ruffer was reportedly...
by Lootman
December 9th, 2018, 8:13 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Language
Replies: 21
Views: 618

Re: Language

One day my wife was walking round the loch in my company when we stopped to talk to one of the most ardent adherents of the F adjective, and it was almost comical to see him try to construct a sentence without its use. Yet he managed - and, in my opinion, so also should we. But the F word is so muc...
by Lootman
December 9th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: Macro and Global Topics
Topic: Xmas eve 1999 FTSE 100 6806
Replies: 25
Views: 723

Re: Xmas eve 1999 FTSE 100 6806

I fully understand that dividends have been payable on some shares in that time and if reinvested would have helped the situation. And of course some of those dividends have been at reasonably high rates. I also understand that some of those high yield have completely disappeared off the map. Your ...
by Lootman
December 8th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Should 'Fairytale of New York' be censored?
Replies: 26
Views: 696

Re: Should 'Fairytale of New York' be censored?

And their faces when a sweet little old lady says "I could murder a fag". The other one to be careful about in the US, when requesting a morning wake-up call, is to ask to be "knocked up in the morning". In US parlance "knocked up" means to be pregnant, usually uninten...
by Lootman
December 7th, 2018, 9:58 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Reference Library?
Replies: 31
Views: 520

Re: Reference Library?

Your suggestion that long posts, like a club bore, are not conducive to a give-and-take atmosphere, is, as has been noted, something of a snide remark aimed at those that prefer to make their points comprehensively. Isn't it possible that assuming that a long post is "comprehensive" is po...
by Lootman
December 7th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Should 'Fairytale of New York' be censored?
Replies: 26
Views: 696

Re: Should 'Fairytale of New York' be censored?

If the word "** removed **" was removed from the novels of William Faulkner, his books would be a far bit shorter. By coincidence, I recently read his 'As I Lay Dying' which was amazing, though very much an acquired taste. I think I can guess which word you mean, though it only occurred o...
by Lootman
December 7th, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Reference Library?
Replies: 31
Views: 520

Re: Reference Library?

If the suggestion is that the posts in question (however they are deemed to qualify for such treatment?) . . That is an important question because I think the presupposition was that it is clear which post (in say a long series of posts) is the definitive last word on the topic, such that it be ens...

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